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    So you can step out of those comfort zones (or perhaps not so comforting) and get the latest in what’s trending.

    The Editorial Spread

    Staycation

    With the ever-changing world, vacations aren’t as easily accessible as they used to be. So this month we decided to bring the vacation to you… and who doesn’t love a ‘staycation’?

    The list of things to do in Barrie is growing again and we are adding ‘staycations’ to the mix. So read on to get the scoop of some of Barrie’s finest staycation ideas.

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    Our staycation started off by connecting with Artem, owner of Zapara-Rent Sauna. Artem provided us with one of his brand new larger model barrel saunas, which he personally took a part in building. Because these handmade saunas are an easy way to bring the spa feel right to your doorstep. 

    The best part was the cedar husks he provides to add an extra spa appeal to your experience with RentSauna. Simply soak your cedar leaves in hot water for a couple hours so your sauna can turn into a retreat that feels like you’re actually on vacation. Artem even joined us and gave a demonstration on proper use. Something you truly have to experience for yourself. 

    The set up was as easy as parking it in your driveway and lighting up the stove. You can start enjoying the sauna only 30 mins after set-up. This is one we will be enjoying again and again. So if you have an event coming up consider adding this to your night.

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    With the spa retreat experience on our minds, we asked Vanessa Dewsbury, Reiki Master and Spiritual Self Love Coach, to help bring healing and rejuvenation to our event. When the ladies weren’t in the sauna, they each received a powerful healing session with Vanessa. 

    Not only did they get to enjoy a relaxing session with a spa-like ambiance, they also got to experience the wisdoms of this natural and gentle healing practice. The response was unanimous because each has said they can’t wait to have more sessions. What a magical addition it was to our staycation.

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    What is a spa day without the proper attire? If you haven’t heard of Bliss Beneath, this was one we were so excited to have connected with. Owner and founder Tamara Disaverio has a strong passion in helping women feel the best they can about themselves. With her first class Lingerie and swimwear experience provided right here in Barrie, her focus is for all women to benefit from properly fitted, quality garments. 

    So naturally we turned to them to find the best robes for our spa day staycation. The robes added a luxurious feel to our event. And even more in relaxation because of the overall messages behind Bliss Beneath-

     “No matter our age, shape, or size, we all deserve to feel comfortable, happy and beautiful.” 

    Quality, luxury and affordability all in one! Now that’s exactly the perfect combo for any staycation.

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    When thinking of things to do in Barrie, often a good bevy is involved. We were lucky enough to connect with Tony King of Georgian Bay Spirit Co at an event. 

    With many new flavours launching this summer, we knew their ready-made craft cocktails were the perfect choice for the evening. Even more exciting was we were provided a recipe and demo of how to take their award-winning, locally crafted, not too sweet cocktails in a can and turn them into a gorgeous smooth cocktail. 

    This part of our staycation was a blast, so we highly recommend you go out and make these drinks ASAP!! You won’t be disappointed.

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    So if a staycation has crossed your mind, we hope uncovering these great establishments have given you motivation to create your own. And remember to let us know how you make out because we’d love to hear from you about your staycation.

     

    Uncovering these local gems we discovered, by following our own shop local slogan, that this city has a small town feel with big city style… see you for the next one.

    Written & Photographed By: 

    Veronika Kovecses

     

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